The Curie Case

by Andrey Hadjivasilev


Bulgaria, 50 mins, 2018



Tony is a studious kid who loves science and dreams of becoming a great scientist one day. His bedroom looks like a laboratory and he has deliberately named his lab mouse after Marie Curie, who developed the theory of radioactivity. Although he is just eight years old, Tony will participate at the National Science Fair with his own experiment.
His neighbor Raya, who is also eight, is a student at the School of Dance and is rather naughty and mischievous. She often disturbs Tony and interrupts his concentration and his lab experiments, and she is a friend of Stefan, a bully who is several years older than her. Raya wants to help Stefan pass his math test, but Tony refuses to cooperate and as a result of that Marie Curie is kidnapped. To get her back, Tony has to face new challenges. The annual ballet production at the school is ruined and fails gloriously, however, a new friendship blossoms.

Target audience: 6-12 years old children, it's suitable for the whole family

Title in Bulgarian: Sluchaiat Kyuri
Year: 2018
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 50 min.
Shooting Format: 1:1.85, 4K
Sound: 5.1
Language: Bulgarian (with English subtitles)
Written by: Sabina Ivanova, Plamena Velkovsky
Director of Photography: Bojidar Simeonov
Composer: George Strezov
Main Cast: Martin Paunov, Zornitsa Ivanova, Yasen Kadiev, Ivet Mitova, Nikoleta Maneva
Produced by: Plamen Yordanov
Co-produced by: Andrey Hadjivasilev
Production: Incoms Project and Revive Vision
Production Support: The Bulgarian National Film Center
Available Territories: World, excluding theatrical in Bulgaria (more info below)

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The Curie Case's CAST AND CREW

Andrey Hadjivasilev

director & co-producer

Andrey belongs to the new generation of contemporary Bulgarian directors. In 2004, he graduated with honors from the National High School of Polygraphy and Photography, specializing in Photography. Later on, he received a bachelor's degree as a Film and TV Director and a master's degree in Film Production. In 2009, he continued his education at the world-famous FAMU film academy in Prague, the Czech Republic. Andrey directed and produced the first Bulgarian 3D stereo documentary, Steps in the Fire, which received a documentary debut nomination by the Bulgarian Film Academy. Back in 2007, he founded his own company, Revive Vision, and since then it has produced a great number of TV commercials and music videos. Andrey loves working and spending time with kids, so the revival of the golden era of Bulgarian children's movies has become a personal cause for him.

Plamen Yordanov


Plamen was born in Sofia in 1954. In 1980, he graduated from the Karl Marx Higher Institute of Economics. He worked at the Bulgarian National Television between 1978 and 1982, and at the Boyana Film Studios between 1983 and 1990. In 1990, he founded the Incoms Project Production Company, which has been quite active and successful in movie production. During these years Plamen Yordanov has produced multiple TV series, movies and documentaries.

Bojidar Simeonov

director of photography

Bojidar began working in film industry in 1995, starting with sound in the studio and on location. In 2003, he found that the camera was his true calling. He enrolled in 3xM in the Netherlands to study video production. In 2005, he took a course in video production at NATFA with Emilia Stoeva and Yatsek Todorov. He has shot multiple diverse documentaries and movies, videos and commercials.

George Strezov

music composer

George has always been passionate about film scores. He developed an interest in this field and started working in it when he was just 15 years old, and since then he has composed music for a number of projects - TV series, short and full-length films, PC games, TV productions, TV commercials, radiobroadcasts, as well as a number of concert pieces. George has studied orchestration with one of the most famous and knowledgeable Bulgarian composers, Professor Alexander Tekeliev. He is a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and has studied with world-known Professor Adriana Blagoeva, the conductor of the Sofia Boys' Choir. George received the Best Soundtrack award at the Bulgarian Game Awards and was nominated for Best Music Score by the Bulgarian Film Academy.

Sabina Ivanova


Sabina has a degree in Polish language and literature and has studied postmodern literature and art history in Warsaw and Krakow. She likes travelling because after each new location she discovers a new life to tell. Sabina is a scriptwriter of documentaries and movies, TV series and shows. She has picked comedy, or maybe comedy often picks her. The Curie Case was her fateful encounter with the children's movies and one thing was certain after that - they would be the love of her life. The world of children is the world of adults seen through the lenses that turn everything into a game. And writing about games is always worthwhile.

Plamena Velkovsky


Plamena has a master's degree in cinema studies from the New Bulgarian University. She is a scriptwriter of short and full-length films, TV shows and series. She defines herself as "a story collector." The genres she prefers are comedy and parody. The Curie Case is her fourth project involving kids. Plamena likes writing for children because they challenge the imagination, and they are much better actors than the adults. Her favorite character in The Curie Case is Dara who would always prefer the chocolate muffin to the demi plie. Dara might be a minor character, yet to Plamena she is the funniest one in the movie.